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Anchor

Company: KGW
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

KGW is looking for a news Anchor who will be our face of journalism and a leader in the newsroom.

KGW is committed to innovation while producing outstanding journalism. We want someone who isn't afraid of complicated stories, who will hold the powerful accountable, and who is excited by the power of great local reporting. In addition to anchoring daily newscasts, we are looking for someone who is calm and steady during breaking news, who develops deep sources and pitches strong stories, and who embraces KGW's community service efforts.

We encourage candidates to demonstrate how they are committed to innovation in local news. Candidates should have a strong social media presence and understand the importance of digital platforms. We also encourage candidates to watch some of our recent work by visiting the "Come Work for Us" playlist on the KGW YouTube page.

KGW is committed to diversity and inclusion both internally and in our journalism. Candidates must understand the value of journalism that serves communities of color and those often underrepresented in news media. We're invested in fostering an environment where all perspectives are heard and valued. Candidates must be open to engage in conversations discussing race and equity issues.

This role is a salaried, unionized position reporting to the News Director.

Responsibilities:

Deliver news reports during daily broadcasts clearly, accurately and in a way that engages the audience
Contribute to daily editorial discussions and work closely with producers about show content
Be active on social media by sharing KGW stories and engaging with our audience
Write stories for broadcast and digital platforms
Follow current events, and be ready for breaking news or interviews with newsmakers on short notice
Appear at community events and promotional shoots

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field
Minimum 5 years of professional journalism or related experience
Understand the tenets and ethics of professional journalism
Must have excellent writing and presentation skills
About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com .

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Keywords: KGW, Portland , Anchor, Advertising , Portland, Oregon

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